Don’t Demonize your Managers
As organizations start their Agile journey, very soon the question of “What’s to become of the Managers?” comes up.
Yesterday’s heroes and firefighters find themselves without a clear space or role.
But surely there is a better way of handling these managers and the expertise and experience that they bring with them.
Our managers can be re-imagined and flourish as mentors, as experts, as change agents.
We would like to share the new avatar that our erstwhile managers can adopt in the new world while continuing with some of their existing responsibilities.
Also a few tips and tricks to make managers our allies in the quest for Agility.
Enterprise Agility & Leadership Transformation Stories (2017)Siraj SirajuddinSusan GibsonTathagat VarmaAmitabh Mendiratta SPC 4, CSP, DA, CSM
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Enterprise Agile Transformation initiatives are BIG. Change at this scale of thousands is tough.
The Leaders and Executives involved in these initiatives are going through their own personal transformation. Change at this scale of one is equally tough.
Since our last session at Agile India 2016, (March 2016), we have worked with several hundred more leaders, put on two gatherings for leadership story telling, published two books etc.. You'll hear a lot of new stories direct from the field, with those experiencing the transformation firsthand.
Siraj Sirajuddin (SPCT4) has worked with hundreds of executives leading enterprise agile transformation initiatives. These are their stories of personal growth and individuation. We will hear how transformation at a personal level is the leverage for transformation at a collective level. We will also learn of unique methods that activate personal transformation for leaders who are ready to step into their leader persona but are unable to get that from traditional leadership training and coaching methods.
Agile Biology. What Aristotle, Dopamine and Darwin have in common
Have you ever looked at children play? Did you ever think about the state they are in? It is a state of commitment, pleasure, concentration, focus, creativity and totally stress free. When looking at teams, we seek many of the same virtues, so the ‘why’ and ‘how’ and ‘what’ of playing is very relevant in the era of self-organizing, short cycled, multidisciplinary teams. This talk takes you into the realm of behavioural biology, and explains about play, the brain, the sympathetic and para-sympathetic system to explain and inspire how to help create an environment where leadership is everywhere, work and play are no longer opposites, and stress is diverted before it has the chance to kick in.
What Agile Leaders are great at?Niranjan N V
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Agile leadership i is the ability of a leader to be able to lead well in a wide range of circumstances especially new, changing and ambiguous situations. In situational leadership theory, styles of leadership refer to behaviours that a leader should engage within different situations. Agile leader
- Operates effectively amid uncertainty, complexity and rapid change
- is knowledgeable about Agile values, approaches and practices
- Aligns and empowers team toward delivering more customer value
- Personally integrates feedback and experiments, and adapts their ways
- Catalizes change in others and facilitates organisational change
The proposed talks explain the behaviour, leadership styles and actions of Agile leaders. They have to be great at the following areas, to play their role effectively in 21st century.
#1 - Incubate the Transformational leadership
# 2 - Develop the Transformational Leadership
# 3 - Expand as a leader from Expert-Achiever-Catalyst
#4 - Develop people
# 5 - Lead the change
# 6 - Set the goal and minimise the work requirements
# 7 - Unlock the best potential
The talk is purely is based on learning and observations as part of my coaching, training experience and leadership style required in 21st century.
Change Canvas – A technique to create a Shared Need for Organization AgilitySatisha Venkataramaiah
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If someone says we want to adopt Scrum or some other framework, there is always a problem that Scrum can solve for them. Many a time, people at the helm of helping Organizations solve that problem lose the focus on the problem and Scrum becomes their main goal. Change Canvas is a way to help everyone involved in Organization transformation stay focused on solving the underlying problem that Organization thought Scrum could solve. This technique uses 5 HOWs, Change mapping and Contributor Quadrant to build the canvas. This helps in using Scrum as an Organizational transformation framework rather than just a delivery framework.
In this 90-minute workshop, Satisha will help you build a Canvas for your problem.
Life at an Agile Party... and a pile of modelsDarren Hoevel
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This presentation was initial created for an executive leadership team being pressure into the practices of Agile. The Organization soon found their to be a huge gap in the understanding of organizational agility, of not only agile, but the conceptual models needed to drive speed, innovation, and creativity. This session will provide a view into an integral view to change. In 45 minutes I will not be able to cover all of the details in every model, however I plan to present these models in such a way that they the audience will understand what resources are at their disposal to leverage when needed and expand their perspective.